Dr. Caroline Norman PhD, MA

About Dr. Caroline Norman, PhD, MA

Dr. Caroline Norman, PhD, MA, is an integrative counsellor and psychotherapist with over 10 years of experience. She has worked within the NHS as a psychotherapist and addictions counsellor, as well as in the private sector as a clinical lead in a workplace counselling setting. With approximately eight years of experience in remote counselling, Dr. Norman has worked with a diverse range of clients. Dr. Norman holds a PhD in sociology in the education sector, a postgraduate diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), a certificate in counselling supervision, and a diploma in therapeutic counselling and psychotherapy. She integrates aspects of psychodynamic, person-centred, and CBT approaches in her work with clients, tailoring her approach to best support each individual. With extensive experience in dealing with issues such as family problems, childhood issues, grief and loss, relationship issues, self-esteem, addictions, depression, anxiety, personality disorders, work-related problems, and stress, Dr. Norman looks forward to supporting clients in their therapy journey. Dr. Norman's credentials include a Postgraduate Diploma in CBT, a Diploma in CBT, and a Certificate in Counselling Supervision. She earned her PhD in Sociology from Goldsmiths College in 2015 and her Postgraduate Diploma in CBT from Goldsmiths College in 2019. Additionally, Dr. Norman is a BACP Senior Accredited Member.

Coping Skills for Borderline Personality Disorder

By |2023-08-31T14:29:15+02:00May 25th, 2023|Categories: BPD, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mental Health, Treatment|

What is Borderline Personality Disorder? This May it’s Borderline Personality Disorder Awareness Month, but what is a borderline personality disorder or BPD? Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is the most commonly diagnosed personality disorder. Most people with BPD are diagnosed in late adolescence or early adulthood but it can be diagnosed earlier or later. BPD [...]

Self-Care Tips For New Moms

By |2023-08-31T14:29:24+02:00May 24th, 2023|Categories: Mental Health|

Becoming a new parent can be an amazing experience but it can also feel overwhelming. New parents can find they no longer have much time for themselves. They may also be struggling with postnatal depression (this goes for both mothers and fathers and if you feel low it’s important to speak with your doctor). [...]

Five CBT Stress-Busting Tips For Spring

By |2023-08-31T14:31:48+02:00April 26th, 2023|Categories: Adults, CBT, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Everyday tips, Health, Mental Health, Stress, Treatment|

What Is Stress? Stress is considered to be how we react when we feel overwhelmed, pressured or when we find something threatening. It’s a normal human response and we can all experience stress sometimes. Not all stress is bad for us and some stress can even be helpful. For instance, helpful stress can motivate [...]

Four Simple CBT Techniques To Improve Self-Esteem

By |2023-08-31T22:28:35+02:00April 14th, 2023|Categories: Adults, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Everyday tips, Mental Health, Personal development, Wellness|

What Is Self-Esteem? Self-esteem is a person’s subjective evaluation of themselves. It doesn’t necessarily match a person’s objective abilities and qualities. For example, a person can feel that they’re unlikeable to others despite actually making friends easily. Self-esteem is often divided into two categories. Global self-esteem is a person’s appraisal of their overall worth. [...]

Three Simple CBT Techniques To Increase Happiness (World Happiness Day 20th March)

By |2023-08-31T14:33:53+02:00March 16th, 2023|Categories: Adults, CBT, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Everyday tips, Health, Mental Health, Treatment, Wellness|

What Is Happiness? With World Happiness Day on 20th March this year now is a good time to focus on happiness in our lives. Most people want to feel happy. Aristotle suggested that happiness is the primary human drive with all other desires directed to achieve it. Happiness is a [...]

How CBT Can Support Women With Menopause

By |2023-08-31T14:36:08+02:00March 4th, 2023|Categories: Adults, Alternative Therapy, CBT, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Everyday tips, Health, Mental Health, Treatment, Wellness|

What is Menopause? Menopause is a normal part of the ageing process for women. It’s a point 12 months after the woman’s last period. The time leading up to that time is usually called perimenopause. Some women don’t experience any menopausal symptoms. However, for others, menopause may bring hot flashes, difficulty sleeping, night sweats, [...]

Tips To Overcome Negative Thinking

By |2023-08-31T14:47:00+02:00February 24th, 2023|Categories: Adults, Alternative Therapy, CBT, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Everyday tips, Mental Health, Treatment, Wellness|

What Are Negative Thoughts? Do you ever catch yourself thinking that a situation won’t work out for you? Or telling yourself that the new person you met yesterday was just pretending to like you? Perhaps you find yourself questioning why your boss gave you a promotion at work because you don’t think you deserved [...]

Meditation For Beginners: Three Easy Practices To Get You Started

By |2023-08-31T14:48:23+02:00February 16th, 2023|Categories: Alternative Therapy, Everyday tips, Health, Mental Health, Personal development, Wellness|

What Is Meditation? Meditation is sometimes viewed as a method for switching off our thoughts or feelings. However, meditation isn’t about trying to not think and feel.  Instead, it’s about learning to be aware of thoughts and feelings, but without judging them. The idea is that the more we let our challenging thoughts just [...]

Self-Care Practices For Valentine’s Day

By |2023-08-31T14:49:10+02:00February 13th, 2023|Categories: Adults, Anxiety, CBT, Everyday tips, Health, Mental Health, Personal development, Relationships, Treatment, Wellness|

What Is Valentine’s Day? Self-Care Practices for Valentine's Day Valentine’s day originated as an early Christian festival. However, in many parts of the world February 14th has now become a yearly celebration of romance and love. As Valentine’s day approaches, messages of romantic love are easy to come across. We might walk past a [...]

Maintaining New Year’s Resolutions 101

By |2023-08-31T14:50:40+02:00February 2nd, 2023|Categories: Adults, CBT, Everyday tips, Health, Mental Health, Personal development, Stress, Wellness|

New Year's Resolutions 101 Promises of a fresh start come with every New Year that passes. It’s this sense of being able to turn over a new leaf that leads to many people to make New Year resolutions, where they resolve to change something for the year ahead. Common New Year resolutions include weight [...]

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